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,000 people gathered in unity to honor the victims. >> millions of people are with us, in helping to share our burden of grief at this moment. >> reporter: a sunday vigil to help heal. in all, 12 are among the dead. a 6-year-old girl, a navy sailor. an air force reservist and two young men who died shielding their girlfriends from bullets. fathers, sons, daughters, each with lives cut short. the president addressed a grieving community and talked privately with families of the victims. >> my main task was to serve as a representative of the entire country and let them know, that we are thinking about them at this moment and will continue to think about them each and every day. >> reporter: the suspect, 24-year-old james holmes, today will be adviseded of his rights and the judge will set a date for the formal filing of charges. the start of a legal process that may take months. >> we will convict him. yes. >> reporter: at issue, whether the prosecutor will seek the death penalty. the defense will likely argue whether holmes is mentally competent. while the city is forever changed. evidence wil
50 years. u.s. census data for 2011 to be released during the fall peak of the presidential campaign is expected to show official poverty rising to the highest rate since 1965, erasing gains from the war on poverty that created medicaid, medicare and other social welfare programs. the weak economy is being blamed, especially long-term unemployment during the recession, as is reduced aid from the government. >>> authorities say 11 people were killed and another 12 injured all in one pickup when it went off the road and slammed into two trees in rural south texas. the cause of the accident is being investigated but a trooper at the scene said a blown out tire may be to blame. witnesses claim the truck's cab and bed were packed with illegal immigrants but that's yet to be confirmed. u.s. immigrations and customs enforcement is taking part in the investigation. >>> here's a look at stories making news in america. in new orleans a 17 story building came crashing down on purpose. crews imploded the old palace hotel, also known as grand palace, to make room for a new medical center. >>> in
i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. >>> this morning on "early today" -- tragedy in colorado. the 24-year-old suspect in friday's deadly movie theater shooting heads to court to face dozens of charges. >>> out with the old. 400 pounds of explosives bring down a 60-year-old landmark in the big easy. >>> and leap of faith. scores of russian parachuters attempt a record jump. >> announcer: this is "early today" for monday, july 23, 2012. >>> hello and very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. today we begin with remembering the victims. more than 10,000 people gathered in aurora, colorado, last night to pay tribute to and honor the 12 dead and dozens others injured in the theater shooting that happened early friday morning. president obama was also in aurora sunday. all this as the community prepares for its first glimpse of the 24-year-old shootingsusp hearing in just a few hours from now. nbc's jay gray reports from aurora. ♪ >> reporter: shattered city. struggles to begin picking up the pieces. >> the pain is still raw and the healing has yet to begin. >> reporter:
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